Adjusting feedings may help reduce acid reflux in babies

09/14/2008 |

More than half of infants experience acid reflux in their first three months, and 60% to 70% will have significant reflux episodes, according to Steven Schwarz, pediatrics professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Among babies the reflux often goes past the esophagus and out of the mouth as spit-up. Decreasing feeding volume or feeding times for breast-fed babies, thickening formula, or providing smaller, more frequent meals may help reduce acid reflux events.

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